October can be a glorious month to take a refreshing break in the countryside and coastal area of north-east Suffolk. Golden gorse plus the blaze of autumn leaves as trees prepare for winter, all under a wide blue sky, make for memorable days.

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Blythweb - Your guide to tourism and business around North East Suffolk

Holly Tree Cottage
Holly Tree Cottage, Self Catering Accommodation

View our Blythweb Self Catering Custom Search facility.

Our clickable location maps show lots of Self Catering cottages and bed and breakfasts places around the Blyth Valley. Some locations are in beautiful Suffolk countryside and some in villages or a town setting. There are detailed maps for Southwold and Walberswick which are both on the Suffolk Heritage Coast.

What’s On - October is packed with commendable theatre, performance, music and film events presented locally. Throughout the month there are also talks, walks and much more. Notable events at Southwold include the Sausage Dog Walk (6th), a Southwold Treasure Hunt (12th) and a guided tour of the Electric Picture Palace (12th). The 2019 tours at Southwold Lighthouse (various dates) conclude this month. Lots of places to go, things to do or just sit back and enjoy.

Many other events are already listed with more being added every week, so keep checking our Blythweb Calendar to know what great local activities and entertainments are taking place.

A Blyth River dragonfly
River Blyth Restoration

Read a report on the current (May 2019 - March 2021) work by Suffolk Wildlife Trust to preserve and protect the ecological diversity of the river Blyth and how you can volunteer to take part in hands-on work for this project.

This, plus other Blythweb Reports can be found on our Featured Reports page.

Spring Dawn Chorus
Bickers Heath Wenhaston

May is a wonderful time in Suffolk and the morning serenade from the birds especially so!

You can download a six minute MP3 of the Dawn Chorus recorded in the middle of Wenhaston at 4:30am on 6th of May.

Listen to the Dawn Chorus (1mb).

Some Favourite Websites For October 2019:

Hare Lodge Bed and BreakfastAn expansive but affordable pet friendly Bed and Breakfast

Offering four bed and breakfast rooms (two ground floor rooms with ensuite bathrooms, both with king size beds). Two rooms have the added luxury of their own lounge and kitchen with two bedrooms upstairs with views of the gardens. A fresh, delicious and locally sourced breakfast awaits you.

Symon Clarke ComposerAcclaimed classic and ensemble music

Symon Clarke has composed acclaimed music for a wide range of classical ensembles and soloists and created a body of original music for Javanese and Balinese gamelan. His works have been played by well-known performers around the UK and abroad.

Lighthouse ViewSuperb Southwold self-catering cottage for four

Lighthouse View in Southwold is a comfortable and welcoming holiday cottage sleeping four in two bedrooms. This early-Victorian cottage is in the very heart of this attractive coastal town and the front door it is just yards from the promenade and sea.

Chris Pretty MountaineeringRock Climbing/Mountaineering Instructor and International Mountain Leader

Chris aims to give you an experience which ensures you are taught to the highest national standards and to ensure that you actually learn the skills required to rock climb, trek, navigate and otherwise move around the mountainous environment autonomously. The teaching is delivered by an expert team who are tried and tested in both their personal skills and their ability to teach and ensure learning with an emphasis on personal progression.

Halesworth Local Food DatabaseA directory of high quality local food producers and retailers

Halesworth and the Blyth Valley enjoy easy access to all kinds of amazing local food producers. There are organic farms, rare breed farms, artisan cheese producers, several local breweries and independent shops selling this wonderful local food